We haven’t had much opportunity to go camping so far this year, but there is still a lot of this year to go. This last weekend saw us at the markets taking a big gamble on the rain. And it was very wet. It went from being promised as the biggest and best market to the smallest with only the diehard stall holders, those with products that didn’t mind getting wet and us next to a lovely gentleman from Orbost with divine flowers. It was worth it though. For about an hour and a half the rain cleared and the people poured in. We had some very lovely conversations with quite a lot of people from far and wide.
One great thing about rainy and overcast weather is the lovely light you can get for brief periods depending on the cloud cover. So not surprisingly we made the most of it when it appeared. One bit of gear we don’t have is a macro lens, so we can’t get some of the truly awesome flower images you can only get with the right lens but that doesn’t stop us playing with the gear we do have.
As primarily landscape photographers, we do have something of an obsession with clouds as they can make an otherwise ordinary landscape into something spectacular. So when we have been out and about over the week and the rain has held off we’ve tried out a few ideas in the middle of the day. It gives us something to study and plan about going back to during the golden hours.
So we have stayed close to home this week. Maybe it’s part of the early January thing where no matter how many times I tell myself I’m going to dive right into the New Year, all guns blazing, inevitably it turns out to be more like a slow saunter. But I suppose that’s dawns for you right there. They always start slow until the moment the sun actually crests the horizon. How’s has your year begun? With a bang or with a sleepy start?